Alice Bartsch joined the Calgary Philharmonic as a member of the first violin section in 2016. An avid chamber musician, Ms. Bartsch has performed with the Chamber Music Society of Minnesota, as well as with members of the Pro Arte and Arianna String Quartet. Bartsch has participated in such chamber festivals as the Zephyr Music Festival in Italy, and Festival de Música de Santa Catarina in Brazil.
Ms. Bartsch performed with the UW-Symphony Orchestra as the 2011 winner of the Symphony Solo Competition. Bartsch has also performed as a soloist with the Middleton Community Orchestra, an orchestra where she served as concertmaster.
Pursuing an orchestral career, she has participated in the Kent Blossom Music Festival, as well as the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, California. Bartsch joined the Madison Symphony Orchestra as a member of the first violin section in 2011.
As a child in St. Paul, Minnesota, Ms. Bartsch began her violin studies at the age of three under the tutelage of Ellen Kim. She went on to study with Young-Nam Kim at the age of 16. Bartsch holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she studied with Felicia Moye and David Perry, and a master’s degree from McGill University, where she studied with Axel Strauss.